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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Alcohol Consumption

During the past 30 days, have you had at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage such as beer, wine, a malt beverage, or liquor?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 13,127 5,382 45.5 44.0-47.1 7,745 54.5 52.9-56.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 351 133 48.7 39.7-57.8 218 51.3 42.2-60.3
Buncombe 395 182 50.4 44.2-56.7 213 49.6 43.3-55.8
Cabarrus 346 141 46.0 38.6-53.7 205 54.0 46.3-61.4
Catawba 362 142 43.9 36.9-51.2 220 56.1 48.8-63.1
Cumberland 381 150 45.3 38.7-52.0 231 54.7 48.0-61.3
Davidson 407 141 41.1 34.8-47.7 266 58.9 52.3-65.2
Durham 410 211 53.9 46.5-61.2 199 46.1 38.8-53.5
Forsyth 382 175 49.7 42.9-56.4 207 50.3 43.6-57.1
Gaston 348 124 44.7 37.8-51.9 224 55.3 48.1-62.2
Guilford 424 199 51.1 43.5-58.8 225 48.9 41.2-56.5
Iredell 432 182 47.8 41.0-54.7 250 52.2 45.3-59.0
Johnston 368 135 48.3 40.8-56.0 233 51.7 44.0-59.2
Mecklenburg 607 353 59.5 54.1-64.7 254 40.5 35.3-45.9
New Hanover 411 227 59.5 52.0-66.7 184 40.5 33.3-48.0
Onslow 383 172 49.5 43.0-55.9 211 50.5 44.1-57.0
Orange 366 224 59.2 52.5-65.5 142 40.8 34.5-47.5
Pitt 368 131 39.1 32.4-46.3 237 60.9 53.7-67.6
Randolph 351 109 36.2 29.3-43.8 242 63.8 56.2-70.7
Robeson 373 78 30.5 23.8-38.1 295 69.5 61.9-76.2
Rowan 432 154 38.3 32.0-45.1 278 61.7 54.9-68.0
Union 363 169 52.8 45.7-59.9 194 47.2 40.1-54.3
Wake 597 359 60.5 54.7-66.1 238 39.5 33.9-45.3
Wayne 381 102 33.8 27.1-41.1 279 66.2 58.9-72.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,629 1,336 41.0 37.8-44.2 2,293 59.0 55.8-62.2
Piedmont 6,699 3,006 48.9 46.9-50.9 3,693 51.1 49.1-53.1
Western NC 2,799 1,040 40.2 37.2-43.4 1,759 59.8 56.6-62.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,910 750 43.1 40.0-46.3 1,160 56.9 53.7-60.0
Northwest 2,981 1,107 42.0 38.9-45.1 1,874 58.0 54.9-61.1
Charlotte 1,783 822 51.0 47.4-54.7 961 49.0 45.3-52.6
Greensboro 1,631 730 45.9 41.4-50.5 901 54.1 49.5-58.6
Southern Regional 1,178 372 37.7 33.1-42.5 806 62.3 57.5-66.9
Coastal 572 295 43.4 35.3-51.8 277 56.6 48.2-64.7
Wake 1,497 748 52.9 48.8-57.0 749 47.1 43.0-51.2
Area L 139 46 40.7 28.9-53.7 93 59.3 46.3-71.1
Eastern 1,436 512 41.1 36.0-46.5 924 58.9 53.5-64.0

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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